Lead Editor, Reviews of Modern Physics

The American Physical Society is conducting an international search for a new Lead Editor of Reviews of Modern Physics. The Lead Editor will provide intellectual leadership and vision for editorial standards and policies, direct the journal, and lead its staff of editors.

Reviews of Modern Physics brings the broad fundamental physics literature in established topical areas together and places it within the context of current trends in research and applications. Its review articles offer in-depth treatment of a research area, surveying recent work, and providing an introduction aimed at graduate students and nonspecialists. The journal's shorter Colloquia describe recent work of interest to all, especially work at the frontiers of physics, which may impact several different subfields.

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: current involvement and stature in a field of research within the scope of Reviews of Modern Physics; prior editorial service with scholarly journals; management experience; ability to work effectively with authors, referees, editors, and the APS; advocacy, integrity, and wisdom to lead the journal in responding to publication matters and issues important to the physics community.

The Lead Editor may maintain his/her present appointment and location while devoting about 20% of his/her time to this position. The initial appointment is for a three-year term with renewal possible after review. Compensation is negotiable and dependent on established time commitment. The desired starting date is July 1, 2017, but other arrangements can be made for outstanding candidates.

The APS is an equal employment opportunity employer and encourages applications from and nominations of women and minorities. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (cover letter plus CV) should be sent by April 30, 2017 to: Prof. Anton Zeilinger, Chair, Reviews of Modern Physics Search Committee, edsearch@aps.org

All applications and nominations will be treated with strict confidentiality.


APS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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